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Student Petitions and Instructions

The policy of the Fulton School is that, absent very unusual circumstances, students must add all courses, withdraw from a course, request a change in grading (pass/fail, audit), adjust credits for a course (when applicable for variable credit courses) by the end of the drop/add period at the beginning of a term. Please see the University Calendar for important dates. 

Please select a link below to download the appropriate petition instructions. In order to ensure a timely review, please follow each step within the appropriate instructions. A petition request is not considered complete until each step is successfully completed by the initiating student.

Credit Overload - For those wishing to enroll in more than 19 credits during fall/spring, more than 7 during winter, more than 9 during a summer session, please complete the following 2 forms.  Note: you must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.  

Adding a course after the Drop/Add (Open Enrollment) period - For students, with valid cause, requesting the addition of a course after the University given deadline. 
Withdrawing from a course after the deadline to withdraw - For students, with valid cause, requesting a W grade recorded after the University given deadline.  The course remains on record for the term, with a W final grade (non-punitive for GPA).

Changing the attempted credits or the grading system for a course - For students, with valid cause, requesting a change in credit amount for applicable courses and/or grading status (Pass/Fail or Audit).


Request to Participate Prior to Completing Coursework - For students requesting to participate in a Commencement Ceremony prior to completing the necessary coursework. Requests can be granted only if the student can complete the degree requirements during Winter Term for December Commencement or Summer Term for May Commencement, is degree-seeking, and has a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Please note that only a maximum of 7 credits can be completed in Winter Term, and only a maximum of 9 credits can be completed in Summer Term.

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